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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby droffats » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:23 am

....read an Epic thread.

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby sojopo » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:24 am

voodoospirit wrote:-
-had to make a fast break but didn t want to land my PL kite, i saw the rottweiler of a friend around), i attached the CL to the harness of the dog, trimmed the kite and let it on autozenith mode...went to my car to get a drink, saw the dog running around with the kite over it...a gust came, the dog got lifted , my friend and me rand after the dog which was drifting with the kite... it landed on its own when the gust passed... 40m further.. he ran back to us with the kite over it....
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OK, now that's funny. Necessity is the mother of invention!

Mine, didn't look when downlooping and snagged a windsurfer about 3' above his head on the mast. Apologized like crazy when I found him on the beach. I sure always look now. Could have decapped that dude.

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby Nico » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:37 am

Going out in 50+knts with a 3mts kite.
survived and got a bit smarter.
Nico

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby The Captain » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:55 am

Voodoospirit...I too have forgot to re-attach my leash after flipping my bar through to sort out crossed lines.

That is a moment I will never forget...the eerily peaceful stillness as a stood in waist deep water with my hands on my hips and watched my kite fly off like a helium balloon escaping from hell after I went to the safety to self-land the kite. :oops:

It was a foil, and it stuck to the water when it finally landed (+100m away), so thankfully it didn't keep flying away.
Big thanks to the kiter who grabbed it.

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby Ned Divine » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:15 am

The Captain wrote: It was a foil, and it stuck to the water when it finally landed (+100m away), so thankfully it didn't keep flying away.
Big thanks to the kiter who grabbed it.
Foils are loyal. A kiter's best friend. :allbegood: LEIs will abandon you when left without a leash. Now let's see what PMU has to say about that! :naughty:

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby kinibay kiter » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:41 am

crashed my kite near the shorebreak had to pull my QR ..got out to detangle my lines and had to detach my safety suddenly a 20 knt gust came through .... kite lifted off towards the dunes ....
trust me when that happens you lose all cool composure and that ended up in about a 2km sprint through the sand dunes thinking wtf have i done !

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby Younger » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:19 am

Wind had come up big. Got to the beach with kite low. Wanted to kill it. Put finger through the oh shit release on the back line and released the c-loop quick release. However.....forgot that my leash was still connected. FLY TIME!!!! Kite now looping dragging me down the beach on my belly by the leash and my finger. Kite finally crashed into some shallow water.

Lucky to still have finger. Just shows we need to rehearse these things as when the shit hits the fan, your reaction needs to be automatic and effective.

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby crash&burn » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:11 pm

getting scared on a small kite early in my kiting days. My nuts got sucked up into my body and have not come back. Now because I am chicken shit I only ride big kites and do the most ridiculous baton twirling "tricks" and wonder why the rest of the kiting world isn't stoked on it. Those small kites are scary!!! Now I start threads like Best Kiteloop Picture and have nothing to contribute.

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby snowspider » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:31 pm

Concentrating on giving a "high five" to a passing kite buggier did'nt notice my kite dropping, the lines riped the visor off his passagers helmet. I thought for sure we would be performing life saving proceedures.

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Re: Whats the stupidest kiting thing yourve done?

Postby antatack » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:56 pm

1st time I launched an inflatable kite, crashed it into a fence and then into some bushes which pierce the bladder in a million tiny needle size hole.

got hit by a big wave and got push over my bar in between the lines, so my depower line was twisted around the bar, lucky I was underpower and close to the beach.

leaving a 7m on the beach when it was nuking with nothing on top of it, kite end up flying in a park car.

Lost a board when going out in a crazy gusty day, the board drifted away with the tide(current)


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